Wednesday 8th February 2017 – Further Research

After feedback from Emrys and Helen about the presentation, I conducted the following research:

Wednesday 1st February 2017 – Presentation Reflection

I am just glad that the presentation is over and done with – this meant for me that I could leave the video alone once and for all.

I must admit that I was surprised at Helen’s suggestion of Text Art for further research, as up until now the inclusion of text in my work has been completely on a sub conscious level – though I can see the pattern there and will research Text in Art further.

The process of putting this video together has been somewhat enlightening, it has definitely helped me to refine my position as a Fine Artist and begin to see a clear direction to move in.

What is clear is that I’m very comfortable with video and although resistant to it previously, my decision to embrace video in my artwork has been the right decision.

For a while now, I have been interested in Joseph Beuys and am very keen to learn more about him as an artist.

I find it interesting that, although I am an introvert who dislikes any form of confrontation, my interest in activist issues and activist art is very strong. I think that although I am an introvert I do have very strong views particularly when it comes to human rights, and although not outwardly confrontational, my artwork has provided me with a platform to raise awareness of the issues that provoke such strong reactions in me.

Wednesday 1st February 2017 – Presentation Feedback

The presentation appears to have been very overpowering, I think and my use of quotes seems to have sparked the whole text art discussion with Helen. I only decided to use quotes because sometimes that is the extent of my comprehension when reading.

My book may not have been a success, but in my defence it was created after spending a 14 hour stretch working on the video. (Overall number of hours to complete video – approximately 60, 21 after Helen had seen the draft version).

Main points from Helen and Emrys that I remember:

  • Emrys suggested that I look further at Joseph Beuys and suggested that I might be able to consider going into a community to create awareness of social issues through artwork.
  • Helen suggested I look further into Text Art.

Wednesday 1st February 2017 – Presentation

Presentation Day! – Whoop Whoop! Desensitisation Complete – Whoop Whoop!!! Success! I managed to remain composed throughout the presentation. Very Happy to have it over and done with.

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